Context-sensitive inference, modularity, and the assumption of formal processing

Philosophical Psychology 18 (1):45-58 (2005)
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Abstract

Performance on the Wason selection task varies with content. This has been taken to demonstrate that there are different cognitive modules for dealing with different conceptual domains. This implication is only legitimate if our underlying cognitive architecture is formal. A non-formal system can explain content-sensitive inference without appeal to independent inferential modules

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